Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Heschel gies his friend Martin Luther King Jr. the Judaism an Warld Peace Awaird in 1965

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972) wis a rabbi, philosopher, an activist for African-American richts an against the Vietnam War, born in Poland, wha immigratit tae the Unitit States as a refugee frae the Nazis.[1]

He wis a professor at Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York Ceety an a writer whase beuks include The Sabbath an The Prophets. He wis forby a friend o Martin Luther King, Jr. an wirkit wi him tae oppone racism.[2][3] He deed at the age o 65 in his apartment near JTS at 425 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, NYC.[4] His dochter is the feminist writer an professor Susannah Heschel.[5]

Thare are fower schools cried in his honour, in the Upper Wast Side o Manhattan, New York Ceety; Northridge, California; Agoura Hills, California; an Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York Ceety

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  1. Encyclopedia Britannica airticle "Abraham Joshua Heschel"[deid airtin]
  2. https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/heschel-abraham-joshua
  3. https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-their-fathers-fought-for-civil-rights-together-they-say-the-struggle-isn-t-done-yet-1.9480456
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/1972/12/24/archives/rabbi-abraham-joshua-heschel-dead.html New York Times, obituary, 12/24/1972: "Heschel...died early yesterday at his home here at 425 Riverside Drive"
  5. Unitit States Holocaust Memorial Museum webstead[deid airtin]